Debate or Power Trip?

In the light of our Beloved Leader’s behaviour in a recent debate, consider this quote from a famous American, Samuel Adams: “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when […]

The Human Zoo

Colin James of the Herald claims that there’s a change in the wind. The winds of postmodern, materialist philosophies have blown through academia with their idealised and fictional view of the human condition. For example, Larry Summers‘ observation of statistical data pointing to innate gender differences provoked an outraged response from the feminist lobby. The […]

The Dismal Science

This description of Economics was coined by Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle in 1849. Joe Carter at The Evangelical Outpost has an excellent Christian perspective on market economics. Attitudes toward the market economy, however, have less to do with the political spectrum than they do with the conception of who should retain control over economic life. […]

Quest for Meaning

Lately I have felt haunted by the words of something I read, that unfortunately I have lost. Thomas Merton expressed a similar sentiment: Saint Gregory of Nyssa, pursuing his meditations on the psychology of attachment and illusion, vision abd detachment, which constitute his commentary on Ecclesiastes, observes how much time weaves about us this web […]

Except ye become as little children

Jesus admonished his followers: (Matthew 18:2-6) 2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of […]

blogmotivation = 0.01

I’ve been lacking motivation to blog lately. Bizarre, because there is plenty to blog about, with the election just around the corner, and specious Green party attempts to criminalize smacking. Actual reality has claimed me! This virtual stuff can be too much of a distraction. The Onion’s Guide to Actual Reality I will be reading […]